Workplace Equal Opportunity

A policy template for schools to promote and implement equal opportunity in the workplace.


Schools must recognise the importance of demonstrating respect for the dignity of each person and of creating an environment where a sense of belonging for all is experienced. These aspirations are central to the wellbeing of individual staff and to a workplace where all staff feel safe and respected.

The Equal Opportunity (EO) Policy template is for use by schools.  Changes can be made by individual schools depending on the circumstances.

The EO policy template contains sections on:

  • responsibilities of staff
  • workplace discrimination
  • victimisation
  • sexual harassment
  • complaint handling procedures and investigations
  • confidentiality requirements
  • counselling support
  • vexatious claims.